One of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a favorite for tourists from around the world and Mexicans alike. Renowned for its great beaches, charming cobblestone streets in the city and world-class resorts, Vallarta is a gem among destinations. The city is located on Mexico's Pacific coastline at a central point within the expansive Banderas Bay, which stretches from Punta Mia and the Sierra de Vallejo Mountains in the north to Cabo Corrientes in the south. Known for its tropical climate and lush mountain backdrop, Puerto Vallarta actually shares approximate latitude with the Hawaiian Islands and the Cancun/Riviera Maya region of Mexico.
U.S. travelers: Valid passport needed for entry
Official language: Spanish (English is widely spoken)
Official currency: Mexican peso (American dollars are widely accepted)
Climate: Average daily high temperature is 86° F and average daily low temperature is 70° F